So I've had the Magnum (R/T) for a week and I need to fill up. I drive to the station, get out and look at the gas lid. OK, no grooves to open from the outside that means there must be a popper on the inside of the cabin (just like every other car / truck I've ever owned).
After looking through the car for about 10 minutes and having my wife help me I finally RTFM. Go figure... Push on the left side of the gas lid to open it. What a joke that is! Nothing like getting fingerprints on the car just for needing to put in some gas!
I'm sure I looked like a dope sitting in front of a pump reading the manual trying to figure out how to pop the gas tank lid. HA!
You are not alone, I did the same thing! Now I don't feel so bad.
2006 Magnum R/T Inferno Red
2006 Buick Rendezvous
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1988 250 Chevy Conversion Van
When i was shopping for my magnum, the salesperson took me for a ride to their overflow lot to see if there was anything there that fit my needs..
He stopped to get gas on the way, and couldn't figure it out himself until i finally suggested pushing on it! :lol:
After just having the car for a few days (and seeing how
low I could get the gas gauge to read) I decide I had taken
it down low enough and proceeded to look for a gas station
(of course, by this time, I was in a part of town I had never
been in). I finally find a station and it ends up being a fully
attended station (well, one guy). I get out and he asks me
how much and I tell him to fill it up. I start to root thru my
pockets to get the cash ready when I realize he's just standing
there. He stares at the Magnum, blinks twice, and then stares
at me. He asks "Don't you have to pop the lid?". I just say naw
and reach over and open it for him. This of course is better than
the time a gas station attendant ripped off my dad's rear license
plate from his 1974 Plymouth Fury III trying to find the gas cap.
(There was this flip-down panel between the tail lights -- not
behind the plate). Oh, what fond memories. Any "fond" memories
of running out of gas?
I had the salesman show me when we were talking about all the features...of course I acted like I knew that. It does seem kind of odd though that it's not latched from the inside.
As for fond running out of gas memories...hmm... I was at Glamis in my 80 toyota 4x4 quite a few years back and we were flying through the dunes pretty hard when I caught some air and slammed down pretty hard, hard enough to knock the timing off. So I get my trusty wrech out and set the timing back and go on..well for about a 1/4 mile before she just craps out again. I spend forever trying to turn her over before I realized there is no fuel getting to the carb. I have my buddy turn her over while I listen and yup ..fuel pump broken. So being out where we were and not wanting to hike it back to base camp (no gps) and not sure which way it was I had to get creative. Being the smart 4 wheeler I had an extra can of gas, poured a lil in the carb fired her and she ran for about 3 seconds and then kaput. hmm I thought and well this is what I came up with, pulled the washer fluid resevoir out and dumped it, rinsed it with some agua and put it back on, followed the littlle rubber hose dohicky up to the winshield and pulled it out, took the air cleaner off the carb , used my ring from my keychain and some electrical tape and rigged the hose to the top of wing nut bolt that held the air cleaner on right above the carb, filled the resevoir with gas got in the cab turned on the truck hit the winshield wiper fluid button on the stick and voila! it pumped gas into the carb and she started....now we stalled about 7 fafillion times on the way back but we made it back to where we could get a new fuel pump.
Thats my 'fond' memorie of running out of gas, but I guess I really didn't run out....
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I had already read the manual cover to cover before I used up my 1st tank of gas.
Great story Sweeper
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I had a small 1988 Dodge pickup as a company vehicle when I worked in Long Beach. I had that truck for 18 months and ran out of gas 22 times! I was able to coast to a station 21 of those times and had to walk only once; about a mile each way. Just never liked to stop for gas in that truck for some reason...
Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you.
I had this same thing happen when my fiance and I rented a Magnum last year. We looked around for 10 minutes and ended up having to call Thrifty to find out how to get it open.
We played it off because there was a guy who couldn't keep his head out of the car 'cause he was so fascinated so it bought me time to look and make the call.
Thanks, Your sig is hilarious!!!!! and so trueOriginally Posted by PaulFix
So I knew about the gas fill lid, but... the second time I filled up, I popped the credit card in the pump, and worked about 12 gallons in. I then pulled the nozzle, closed the cap, flipped the cover, replaced the nozzle, turned around, opened the magnum door, and sat down... in the BACK SEAT! I sat there laughing my ass off! Hey, this is a really long car, and my first four-door in 12 years!
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Yeah, i did the same thing when i first got my car... first tank of gas, in oregon we have people pump your gas, she asked me to pop the gas lid, i looked around, got out of the car and searched the floor area, no poper.. hmm.. stuck my fingers in the crack of the door (to pry it open, or try to pry) and it came open.. I still have to tell the gas attendents how to open it...
I had a '98 Plymouth Neon that was like new except for one thing... The car had a nasty habit of dying on my way to the gas station! Being anal-retentive about car maintenance and getting stranded a few times, I proceeded to the dealership to be raped... errr... I mean, for a repair....
5-star diagnosis? empty gas tank and inaccurate fuel guage!!!!! It is funny that the times I was left pushing the car were the same times I was on my way to the station for a fill-up. Each of the three times it died (guage showing 1/8 tank remaining), I must've had just enough gas to sputter & choke my way almost to the station. One time, I couldn't get it started after filling up (vapor lock) and walked home.
I don't think the car ever had less than 1/2 tank after the dealer "repaired" it.
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I used to be a pump jockey at my dads full serve gas station so I figured it out pretty quick. I usually put my hand under my shirt, get close and push it open without leaving a fingerprint. It must look like Im doing something obscene to my car from the attendants window.....er, Im not though.....
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